Google artificial intelligence Go battle kicks off in Seoul

Google artificial intelligence Go battle kicks off in Seoul 9 March 2016 From the section Technology Image copyright AFP Image caption The two opponents will play a total of five games over the next five days for a prize of about $1m (£700,000) In a landmark battle between man and artificial intelligence (AI), the world champion of the game Go is facing off against a computer.South Korea’s Lee Se-dol is playing Google’s AlphaGo programme in the first of a series of five games in Seoul. In October 2015, AlphaGo beat the European Go champion, an achievement that was not expected for years.A computer has beaten the world chess champion, but the Chinese game Go is seen as significantly more complex. The first game between Mr Lee and AlphaGo kicked off…


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